I tried to lower my top but it was blocked by an object. The motor no longer works, I was able to push the top up and lock it but I am afraid to put it down because I don't want it to get stuck in the open position. Does my motor need to be fixed or replaced? How much can i expect to pay for completed job? The top itself is fine. Thank-you
convertible motor repair on 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio
by meagle44 in West Babylon, NY on October 07, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor , April 17, 2011
Same problem for my car. The research I show there is no fuse for it, but if it gets stuck down you can put it up manually. Check your owners manual for the method which is the hydrolic pump in the truck on the left. Look it up online. Also, you can refill the pump with fluid but it taint easy cause it is so small & if you have a hose leak then thats another problem. the pump is 800 new, but you can get a guy to repair it for about 150 via mail. look up converitble motor repair for vw's. Good luck. I havent tried any of this yet.